Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Should KATV Start Looking for a New Home?


Well it seems KATV might not only be getting new owners but also looking for a new home.  Arkansas Business.com reports the Litte Rock Tech board has recommended a parcel of properties in downtown for the new tech park that includes the KATV building.  Of course this is just the beginning of the process.  Now they will be assessing and getting costs together for what the all properties are worth and how much money is needed to acquire the properties.

13 Comments:

At 8:32 PM, July 16, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The negotiations should be short. All UALR has to do is threaten to call the building code enforcement agencies and KATV will have to sell cheap.

 
At 9:07 PM, July 16, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I truly believe everyone is entitled to have an opinion. I know that the building is inspected. The elevators are inspected. One of the elevators was shut down because of problems of age.
I would challenge you to inspect many of the buildings downtown. You could find problems in every building.
The building will probably be saved because Worthen Bank was that founded at 4th and Main.

 
At 9:49 PM, July 16, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way that building is up to code.

 
At 10:50 PM, July 16, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't KATV want to move out west with all of the other sheep anyway?

 
At 1:42 AM, July 17, 2014, Anonymous Whit Proudy said...

Honest to Dog, that building is a Petri dish of mold and other exotic fungi that will one day overthrow the universe. I was constantly sick from allergies when I worked there and when I left I didn't get sick for two solid years. How OSHA or the state board of health hasn't slapped management with a fine for endangering their employees I'll never know.

Oh, who am I kidding, they won't even pay their employees a decent wage, who cares if everyone comes down with the plague? Just make sure you show up for work.

 
At 9:15 AM, July 17, 2014, Anonymous Bob Kelso said...

Darn you, Whit Proudy!

 
At 9:35 AM, July 17, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A quick search of OSHA's website shows no inspections have occurred at KATV in the last five years.

 
At 11:46 AM, July 17, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been in the building once when I appeared on the Bozo show, but for the last four years I walked by that building during my lunch break for exercise. The building exterior is an eyesore and has not been maintained for years. There are holes in the bottom of the skywalk in the alley. Rust stains are all over the paint.
For those of you work there, is there standing water in the basement? Standing water in the basement is the reason why many of the "historic" buildings in the neighborhood had to be razed.
In the Spirit of Arkansas, please raze it.

 
At 11:49 AM, July 17, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout dat Holly Sonders?

Movin' on up...

 
At 11:02 AM, July 18, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be of interest tothose who follow KATV:

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP TO LAUNCH THE AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK;
ENTERS INTO SPORTS RIGHTS AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS WITH
LEADING NCAA CONFERENCES BALTIMORE (July 17, 2014) -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (the “Company” or “Sinclair”) announced today that it has launched the American Sports Network (“ASN”), a collegiate sports initiative to be broadcast on a number of Sinclair’s broadcast television stations, and has entered into comprehensive sports rights agreements with a number of distinguished NCAA Division I
conferences including Conference USA, the Colonial Athletic Association, Big South Conference,
Southern Conference, and Patriot League. The initiative will be led by Doron Gorshein, Chief Operating
Officer of Sinclair Networks, a division of Sinclair, who joined the Company in January 2014. The
announcement was made by David Smith, President and CEO of Sinclair. Under these agreements, Sinclair will premiere an extensive slate of live, local sporting events, including football, basketball, soccer, and other sports with the opening of this year’s college football season. The initial launch will include over 50 universities and colleges. These local, live, exclusive games will be broadcast in different regions of the country, including where the conferences are located. Sinclair’s broadcast stations will either be carrying the games and original content as part of the primary program line-up (generally on the Company’s CW and MyNet affiliates) or as part of second channels (sub-channels of the primary station’s signal), complimented by access and distribution on digital
platforms. Subject, among other things, to successfully securing carriage agreements with distributors in the future, the Company’s plans may include potential development of new cable networks and digital platforms focused on these new content initiatives. In addition, other television broadcasters have
expressed an interest in distributing the games in their markets. Additional content and distribution elements will include programming that showcases the colleges, students, and student-athletes, focusing on their aspirations and achievements.

 
At 9:54 AM, July 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV should have started looking for a new home 20 years ago.

 
At 6:57 PM, July 21, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That place is disgusting.

 
At 11:11 AM, July 23, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We used to have a guy working here that wore a face mask when he edited. I think he was fired because of it.

 

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